Fergus Falls Pioneer Care a stop on annual baseball pre-season tour

Joining the Twins caravan are these Twins baseball representatives: Jose Berrios, J.R. Murphy, Bert Blyleven and Dan Gladden.

The Minnesota Twins have announced plans for the 2017 Twins Winter Caravan presented by Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine and AmericInn Hotels including stops in more than 40 communities throughout Twins Territory between Monday, January 16 and Wednesday, January 25.

Joining the Twins caravan are these Twins baseball representatives: Jose Berrios, J.R. Murphy, Bert Blyleven and Dan Gladden.

“Twins Caravan offers both organizations a chance to connect with communities throughout the Midwest,” President of Business Development Laura Day said in a statement.

The Twins Winter Caravan is one of the longest running and most extensive offseason team caravans in professional sports. It features teams of current and former players visiting schools, hospitals, corporations and service clubs during the day with a traditional “hot stove” program each evening.

Fergus Falls will be a morning stop on Thursday, January 26 at  9 a.m. at Pioneer Care Community. The public is welcome, but tickets are necessary and are on sale now at Leighton Broadcasting in Fergus Falls. Donations and volunteers insure 100 percent of the money is donated to youth baseball.

Twins Winter Caravan tours will be led by members of the Treasure Island Baseball Network and Fox Sports North broadcast teams. The Fergus Falls stop will feature  Pitcher Jose Berrios, Catcher-John Ryan  “J.R”. Murphy and broadcasters Bert “Blurt” Blyleven and “The Dazzle Man” Dan Gladden.